Saudi forces intercept ballistic missile fired by Houthis

 RIYADH — The Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi militias in Yemen toward the Kingdom on Monday, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The missile was fired from the Yemeni capital Sanaa and targeted the southern Saudi city of Yemen, it said quoting a statement from the command of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi rebels and supporting legitimacy in Yemen.

The missile was intercepted at around 6.30 p.m. Monday and destroyed without any casualties or damage on the ground.

The coalition forces immediately retaliated by attacking the missile’s launch site, the statement added.